Sunday, 19 November 2017

Children given tools to learn about butterflies

BEES and butterflies is the theme of this year’s Henley in Bloom schools project.

BEES and butterflies is the theme of this year’s Henley in Bloom schools project.

Each primary school in the town has been given a butterfly net, seed trays, flower pots, bamboo sticks, seeds of native flowers and bags of compost as well as materials for bee and bug “hotels” for winter. Pupils will assess their school’s grounds for habitats for bees and butterflies throughout the year and learn about pollinators and the lifecycle of insects and the flowers. The schools will keep a record of the project in pictures.

Members of Henley in Bloom attended assemblies at Badgemore, Sacred Heart, Valley Road and Trinity primaries to explain the project and answer questions.

They also told the children about Henley in Bloom’s school fund, which has more than £600 left in it and urged them to come up with ideas on now to spend it.

Badgemore primary has already received £240 towards an orchard while £100 will go towards a mural at Trinity primary. St Mary’s School and Rupert House School are also taking part in the project.

The seeds for the native flowers came from the Flower Union in Hambleden, which is run by Chelsea Fringe Henley co-founder Jane Macfarlane-Duckworth and specialises in British flowers.



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